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Changes

The things that have changed in life ever since I moved far east.

  1. I am no longer Akshay but AK. At restaurant reservation desks, client meetings, emails and receipts as well.
  2. Chopsticks are a part of kitchen cutlery and so is soy sauce a staple part of the diet.
  3. Officially an NRI now and that warrants an NRI account to be opened soon. Hate the tag.
  4. I have 700 unspent India rupees lying on the kitchen counter. Need to get rid of them before De-Moditisation takes toll on the 100s
  5. The laptop and phone now keeps track of 5 times zones. DC, Melbourne, Qatar  & home of course.
  6. Mango pickle is a highly traded commodity.
  7. Local Indian store is on uber and saved places on maps.
  8. Shaving cream is on the endangered species list. Foam is challenger.
  9. I only cross (well mostly) at zebra crossings. 
  10. Tagalog is getting added to a list of languages I know a smattering of.

Comments

RB said…
Love it! Welcome to the "I'm uncomfortable with this NRI business" club. Let's devise a new term for ourselves!
In Kashmiri my granny often used to reprimand me saying ' tumse ek jagah baitha nahi jaata?'

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